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Best of the Bocce Bunch

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Bocce: A test of will, a brutal competition, a searing ordeal that pushes the limits of human endurance, the ultimate…ah, who am I trying to kid? You stand around and pitch small balls at other small balls. The worst that can happen is you pull a muscle…slightly…and that’s assuming you’ve been completely sedentary since the […]

“Runner Girl Knits” Shows Us How to Be Bear

Friday, November 16th, 2007

“She Runs! She Knits! Not at the Same Time!” That’s the zingy subhead for Runner Girl Knits, a blog from an ultra-energetic Bay Area resident named Amy. When she’s not at the day job, Amy likes to knit, prepare for and endure marathons across the country, and, oh yes, love love love on her Vermont […]

“Ain’t No Party like a VTB Party…”

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

“…’cause a VTB party don’t stop.”* That was what I seemed to hear as I milled about the hundreds of men, women, and children who came from all over to help us celebrate National American Teddy Bear Day, a party in honor of…well…you know. This is the 8th year Vermont Teddy Bear’s held this special […]

National American Teddy Bear Day Thoughts

Monday, November 12th, 2007

I originally did not plan to stop by on Saturday the 10th. I knew that my niece, Krista wanted to come down to take the tour and see the bears. My father arranged to bring her down and asked me to tag along. It was a good experience for my niece. She ended up getting […]

Saving the World’s Bears

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

“For long ages, bears have held a special place in human minds and myth. They represent power, ferocity, strength…From cave bears to Beowulf, from Goldilocks to the legend of the Danish royal family descended from bears, our species has grown up with this one. Now our species threatens to overwhelm this one, in old fashioned […]

Halloween Paraders Make Merry & Money

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

Join the parade? Me? But I’m just here to take some pictures for the blog. Well, you never know when you’re going to be caught up in the merrymaking here at VTB, especially when United Way fundraising week happens to coincide with Halloween. I stopped by to snap a few photos but ended up as […]